Tomaso's Italian Kitchen - Scottsdale

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$30 and under
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Italian
Approachable, regional Italian cuisine incorporating the best of Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s dishes over the last 40 years. A made-from-scratch menu with a focus on handcrafted pasta, modern flavors and iconic Italian craft cocktails. Our signature pasta boards are perfect for over-the-top, family-style dining.
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4.1
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3.9
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was good, not great as Tomaso’s in the past has been. Ambiance no longer sexy and inviting. Concrete floors made the screaming child even louder. Service was fair at best. Waited after food was served to get another setting. Table was not prepared when we arrived, despite reservations made two days before. Sucked on melting ice cubes while waiting for a second drink.

M
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was attentive, quiet so a conversation was possible. Food was delicious I had lobster ravioli one of my guests had clams, the others had chicken parmigiana and everything was good. I would recommend going there.

W
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We have been to the restaurant quite a few times, but it seems to have gone downhill. Three out of five meals were un eatable....the clams with pasta tasted like dish water.....the veal chop Parmesan didn’t have melted cheese..just a slice barely heated and a side dish of couscous that was not as described. The chicken Parmesan was dry and tasted as if it had been reheated. They apologized and comped dinner, but it didn’t change our attitude. We also ate outside as it was supposed to be quieter, but half way thru the meal they seated a table of young men(10 of them) who shouted and cursed. Everyone around hurried to leave. All In all, I doubt we will be back unless they drastically change. I really blame the kitchen, not the staff. They were friendly and tried their best.

BF
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bobby took great care of us and was a pleasure to be at his table.

OT
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first visit after the remodel. We both had the thought that the chef changed, as the food was not quite as good as previous times. The shrimp was overcooked; tough and very dry. The lobster ravioli, while dry, was tasty. The parmigiani was also slightly overcooked and too little marinara. The cannoli was delicious. Overall good, but less of a go-to spot than it was.

AB
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible service was spotty my husband’s Meal had to be sent back it came back worse and then he just gave up and ate the part that was edible

l
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very simply put, this restaurant has nothing worthwhile to offer. Waitstaff was friendly but completely inattentive and would vanish into the kitchen for an inordinate amount of time. Asked for a Caesar salad lightly dresses - came soaked in dressing. Entrees were served and we were never offered grated Parmesan. When we asked for it, they brought it 5 minutes later. Ciappino entrees which were recommended by the waitperson, were so spicy, they weren’t eaten (mgr did take them off the bill). Amount of fish in the Ciappino was a disappointment- 4 small shrimp, 4 small clams, a small amount of calamari - no scallops or mussels or white fish — a very weak and poor presentation. Pasta was barely cooked (al dente is okay but this was chewy and tough). Since this was our 2 nd visit after a not so great dinner approx a tear ago, sorry Tomaso’s - two strikes and you’re out.

m
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There is no charm. The decor and the plate presentation were,very ordinary as well as the lighting. Nothing about it was worth the price or makes me want to return

SM
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had been here before with a pretty good experience, but this night’s experience left a lot to be desired. Service was very slow and they weren’t even half full. I ordered veal medallions and was served lamb chops. Although I like lamb, it was clearly not what I ordered. The server, Ed, was not interested in making it right because it “may take too long”. Instead he said he would buy dessert essentially if I just ate the lamb. I even pulled him over and politely asked that he exchange it and got the same response. Ridiculous. I rarely send anything back but when its not what you ordered then the restaurant has to make it right. Real bummer is that the main reason I had my group go here was so I could enjoy some veal.

S
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Got my order wrong. Part of it s was correct but thy forgot part of it. Brought it after I was all done eating.

OT
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice spot but not nearly on par with Tomaso's on Camelback for dinner. Will try next for lunch. The recent renovation changed decor from more intimate Italian setting to modern.

D
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The inside was too loud. The concrete floor and lack of table linens don't fit with the menu pricing.
Service was great and the waiter made great suggestions.

T
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for a holiday family dinner

RF
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Recently remodeled, the inside is pleasant. Service was very good, waiter attentive but not pushy. Nice rhythm established. Food very good. Squash blossom appetizer yummy. My lamb tender and cooked exactly the way I asked. Chocolate mousse cake dessert out of this world. Overall an extremely pleasant experience.

RR
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time there since re-opening. Pretty disappointed. It may have been the reduced holiday menu, which should have been disclosed when we made the reservation. Frustrating to go there thinking we were ordering off the regulars menu, only to learn they had a temporary holiday menu. The short ribs were dry and tasteless, but for the sauce. The gnocchi was way over powering to include with a short rib dish. Don’t know if we’ll be going back, which is a shame because it used to be one of my favorite restaurants when it was “When in Rome.”

RH
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I reserved a table for me and my son on Christmas. I’ve always wanted to go to Tomaso’s on Camelback but this was easier to get a reservation. I love the Sicilian Butcher and understand that is Tomaso’s son’s restaurant so I had very high expectations. It may have been a limited menu for Christmas because I was disappointed that calamari wasn’t on the menu. I ordered clams for an appetizer. The clams were fine but they were served covered in shoe string fries. The broth with Calabrian peppers was salty like sea water. My son ordered clams with spaghetti for his entree. I decided on the lasagna but then was informed that they ran out and it was only 6:30pm. I selected the short rib gnocchi. It was fine but not worth ordering again. My son enjoyed his entree.

The space is a giant open room but it wasn’t very loud. I like that because so many restaurants are far too noisy from open kitchens, hard surfaces and everyone shouting to converse with the person next to them.

I will try Tomaso’s on Camelback and give it another chance.

BB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very mediocre in all aspects. Perhaps this was due to the Xmas menu. Will not return.

V
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch on Christmas Day!

EC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

The recent remodeling made the decor look cheap like a pizza parlor instead of a fine Italian restaurant. Staff has also changed and the manager now wore tennis shoes and casual clothes. Very gruff impersonal manner. Too bad. We wont be going back. This is Christmas week and the place was almost empty for dinner hour.

R
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Waiter was not very attentive and also would not give me what I asked for when I ordered my cocktail. Super annoying. Lobster bisque was extremely salty could eat it and my husband wouldn’t eat it either. Wont be back

SG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Maybe a good Happy Hour. I'll go to the Camleback one for dinner.

CS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service average food
Several tables got up and left-
Not the same restaurant as it used to be but has same name-

JJ
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

AA
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tomaso’s Italian kitchen is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is fantastic; the best Italian food in the area.

The service has been excellent every time I’ve been there and the prices are reasonable.

I can’t wait to go back.

d
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

love the new menu....best meatballs ever!! We will be going back soon

k
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food and service.

KS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and all four of our family members enjoyed the food.Wine prices are affordable. Their Calamari and the meat balls are the best.

K
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great evening out, the menu was available to my liking as well as my friend that’s very picky

BF
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an exceptional evening--the food, service and attention we received from our server Seth and the manager Gino will make us return again and recommend Tomaso's to everyone. Thank you for taking such great care of us.

JK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent choice for dinner. My family was in and we decided to come here and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent the service was exceptional and we were made to feel like regulars. I could not have asked for a better experience.

J
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service !

MC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we went to Tomaso's, and it won't be the last. The food is great, staff attentive and nice, and the ambiance is outstanding. I would highly recommend Tomaso's for a special occasion or if you just want some tasty, excellent food.

A
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. We were a party of 4 and everyone agreed we will be back!

S
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the all day happy hour menu! Great food at reasonable prices and the service is fantastic. Everyone is friendly and very welcoming and I like the new, more casual decor. This is my go to place when meeting friends out.

DM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and food at this fun restaurant. The shared pasta boards are a great way to start and the yellow tomato pasta sauce is a do not miss!

B
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was concerned from what little I heard about the reboot. But, I was surly impressed. The Lobster Bisque was fabulous and that wasn't the case previously. Management was right thgre to see all was correct. The ship is now going in the righjt direction

c
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was expecting more from this iconic restaurant knowing that it had installed the second location in a strip center. No ambiance, food was not to Tomaso's standard, wait staff not attentive. Was a birthday event - dud.

HG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great food! My fiancé and I checked this spot out with some friends, and each of us loved what we ordered. We all also commented (independently of one another) how much we liked the amount of options on the menu, and how most of them sounded good to us. This is a great spot to try for a date or a night out with friends. The service and food are excellent!

PJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the staff was very friendly